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Saturday 22nd January – John Cowan Harewood Handicap

Saturday 22nd January – John Cowan Harewood Handicap

A great start to the 2022 Eric Smith handicap trophy, with 33 taking part at Harewood and for Ruth who finished a clear winner ahead of Vicky and Rachel. For a January handicap the conditions were really good, not too cold, dry and only a little bit of mud near the finish. There was great commitment from several coming straight from park runs a couple of hours earlier. That didn’t stop new member Stephen Morris recording the fastest time of…

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Saturday 22nd January – Parkruns

Saturday 22nd January – Parkruns

Pos Gender Pos Parkrunner Club Time Albert parkrun, Middlesbrough 1 1 Rob Scott Richmond & Zetland Harriers 15:23 21 1 Emily Palmer Stockton Striders AC 19:49 161 117 Andrew Rayner Otley AC 30:41 Armley 1 1 Matthew Sutton Unattached 18:48 11 1 Catherine Garbutt Unattached 22:01 95 35 Debra Mullen Otley AC 34:04 Barnsley 1 1 Scott Hinchcliffe Unattached 16:09 21 1 Bronte Randall Unattached 20:57 29 2 Beth Massey Otley AC 22:23 Chevin Forest 1 1 Adam Osborne Leeds…

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Stanbury Splash – Sunday 16th January 2022

Stanbury Splash – Sunday 16th January 2022

Report from Megan McCall We turned up super early, one of the first in the carpark and were rewarded with the most amazing sunrise.. before the clouds came in. Early bird catches the worm as they say. I was here on race day as usual with my first team (husband Ross, little boy Jesse – my mascot and our trusty cowbell of course). I braved my leopard print short shorts today because why not and when I ran this race…

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Saturday 15th January – Parkruns

Saturday 15th January – Parkruns

Another parkrun win for Edward, this time at Bradford and lots out at Chevin Forest. Pos Gender Pos Parkrunner Club Time Bradford 1 1 Edward Hobbs Otley AC 17:43 8 8 Simon Quin Otley AC 20:42 10 1 Rubie Coulton Bingley Harriers 20:51 23 3 Beth Massey Otley AC 21:51 91 76 Zachary Quin Otley AC 26:47 Chevin Forest 1 1 George Ravenhall North Leeds FR 17:27 4 4 Ross Mccall Otley AC 19:23 6 6 Ed NewBould Abbey Runners…

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Runners of the Month for December

Runners of the Month for December

After initially being nominated in November, then we realised he’d gone faster in December with a new PB over 5K of 16.52, plus outstanding runs at Chevin Forest Parkrun the first winner is Ed Hobbs (he’s then gone on to finish 7th in the Yorkshire Cross Country Championships for U17s in Jan) 2nd nomination is for Andy Webster who, in true Andy style, has raced like a demon over Christmas. Over the holidays he’s raced in (as far as we…

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Sunday 9th January – Temple Newsam 10

Sunday 9th January – Temple Newsam 10

Race Report – Nicola Swann This is the fourth time I’ve done this race and it was great to be back this year after there was no event in 2021.  I’m not quite sure what puts Otley members off this event as there always seem to be a low turn out. Possibly it’s the fact that it’s at the start of January and the weather is unpredictable. Possibly it’s because its’s 10 miles, off road, muddy and hilly! Tough Not…

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Saturday 8th January – Yorkshire Cross Country

Saturday 8th January – Yorkshire Cross Country

Great racing from the juniors, 4th team for the Under 15 boys. After Ian Fisher’s win in the senior race many years ago, Ed’s 7th I think must be the next best finish at this event, well done everyone. Full set of results here. Pos Name Club Time 1 Lottie Langan City of York 14:15 39 Amber Stewart Otley AC 20:08 Under 15 Boys – (4th team) 1 Jonah Cooper Hallamshire Harriers 13:38 16 Ned Gallagher-Thompson Otley AC 14:45 30…

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Saturday 8th January – Parkruns

Saturday 8th January – Parkruns

Pos Gender Pos Parkrunner Club Time Bradford 1 1 Andrew Humphries Airecentre Pacers RC 16:36 6 1 Jane Mccarthy Ilkley Harriers AC 20:21 10 8 Simon Quin Otley AC 20:45 76 59 Zachary Quin Otley AC 26:44 95 19 Nicola Swann Otley AC 27:43 Chevin Forest 1 1 Chris Watt Unattached 19:44 4 4 Ed Newbould Abbey Runners Leeds (2nd Claim Otley) 20:20 5 5 Cadan Hoare Otley AC 20:44 6 6 Christopher Skipper Otley AC 20:53 7 7 Oliver…

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Sunday 26th December – Chevin Chase

Sunday 26th December – Chevin Chase

Report from Chris Brunold: The morning of the race dawned with that extra bright light that triggers childlikeexcitement – snow fall in the night? I rushed to the curtains to open them like anadvent calendar – yep there it was white magic layered on everything! The weatherof the Chevin Chase doesn’t disappoint – biblical floods last time I got in for 2015and full-on Christmas in the forest in 2021!At the start line there was a buzz of chatter as the…

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Saturday 1st January – Parkruns

Saturday 1st January – Parkruns

Woodhouse Moor parkrun A total of 292 runners took part.         Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time   1 1 Adam KNIGHTS Unattached 00:18:01 9 1 Amy RAMSDEN-YOUNG Unattached 00:19:22 84 66 Andrew WEBSTER Otley AC  00:25:43 229 91 Debra MULLEN Otley AC  00:34:43           Bradford parkrun                   A total of 238 runners took part.         Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run…

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